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Djokovic’s Triumph at Adelaide International

Ben Shin

Djokovic lifts the Adelaide International trophy after his win in the final against Sebastion Korda.

As a warm-up to the 2023 Australian Open, Novak Djokovic won the Adelaide International tournament. Last year, Djokovic was not able to play at the Australian Open due to visa issues. From his success in Adelaide, however, he looks ready to dominate the competition this year. In his first two rounds in Adelaide, he defeated the French Constant Lestienne and French Quentin Halys in straight sets. In his next round, he faced the young Canadian player Denis Shapavolov, and beat him again in straight sets, 6-3 6-4. Next, he faced world number eight Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals. Djokovic also beat him in straight sets, winning 6-3 6-4. In the finals, he played the young American Sebastain Korda and beat him in a close three-set match, 6-7 (8) 7-6(3) 6-4. The first set was won by Korda in an extremely close tiebreaker, 10-8. Despite this, Djokovic dug deep and played with effective groundstrokes, ultimately winning the next two sets. His win at Adelaide is his 92nd career win and demonstrates just how dominant Djokovic is. Overall, the Adelaide International Tournament has given Djokovic both a great start to the 2023 season and a warm-up for the first grand slam of the year. In Melbourne, Djokovic will first face Roberto Carballés Baena and if he wins, he could possibly play the Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta in the fourth round. Many fans and reporters are saying that Djokovic has a real chance of winning the Australian Open this year.


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